4 | Earth Watch
FON aids international efforts; Quetico Park to remain wilderness; planning underway for Nahanni; parks and forestry clash head-on; a better deal for Ontario Indians; FON submits proposed wetland policy; Alfred Bog threatened; progress on Oshawa Second Marsh; gloomy news on Niagara Escarpment; new mineral aggregate policy adopted; how much is wildlife worth?

12 | Notes
FON scholarships granted; extended hours for Nature Canada Bookshop; Killarney volunteer ranger appeal; painted turtle study; Guelph scholarship honours Landon; The Spit needs friends.

52 | In the Field: Volunteer Projects for Naturalists
Flora and fauna of Middlesex County; flora and fauna of Lambton County; environmentally sensitive areas in Halton Region; Toronto Ravines survey.

54 | Groundswell
By Ron Reid


16 | Black Fly … Summer Scourge
Next to black flies, mosquitoes seem friendly. Learning more about this ubiquitous pest may make putting up with them more tolerable.
By Elaine Jaques

22 | Snappers!
Despite powerful, razor-sharp jaws, snapping turtles are not the vicious, vile-tempered creatures of popular belief. Still, don’t corner one.
By Suzanne Kingsmill

28 | Environmental Education (Part I): Frill or Necessity?
An introduction to what outdoor education means in this province. Vitally important, it should be a mandatory component of each child’s upbringing.
By Peri McQuay

33 | Daytripping
Pining to get away for a day of canoeing but at a loss where to go? This detailed “how to do it” article will answer all your questions.
By Frank Longstaff & Jill Malins

On the cover
38 | Destination: The Limestone Islands
Situated in one of the loveliest regions of Ontario, the Limestone Islands resemble tropical atolls in their deserted remoteness.
By J. David Taylor

ON Nature Magazine Summer 1983 cover

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